Apple Recruitment Video - Philosophy

This has been making it's way around the web. It may be pulled down by Apple since it's unlikely they wanted it in the wild. Nothing earth shattering or negative, just Apple likes to control the message. Basically the video tells you Apple's philosophy in the words of Apple employees. If I were to guess it's not a new video, but probably produced last year. It's very short, less than 5 minutes, but has the Apple polish you expect from their marketing team.

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WWDC 2012 Keynote Announcements

My friend over at the MoxieMoShow.com has a quick run down of all the major announcements from Apple's WWDC 2012 keynote address. The basics are this though: Snow Lion in July for $19.99, iOS 6 in Fall for Free, MacBook Air updates, MacBook Pro updates, NEW Retina MacBook Pro for $2199 and Siri comes to the iPad. If you want to see the Keynote then pop over to Apple's Event website for the Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Address. Be warned, it's nearly 2 hours long; but enjoyable if you are an Apple aficionado. If not, the MoxieMo video below is perfect!

I'll post some of my thoughts later in the week.

Amazing Deaf Woman Who Now Hears Meets Ellen Degeneres

Sarah Churman (she has her own blog) should be an inspiration to us all. Deaf her entire 29 years she recently had a procedure done in one of ears that allowed her to hear for the very first time. I saw the video she posted to YouTube a few weeks ago and was deeply moved. I don't know her and will probably never meet her; but seeing her hear for the very first time was just spectacular. The miracle of modern medicine really is just that, a miracle. I'm not the only one that has been moved, her video has already seen over 8 million views; and her original posting has already been copied to other YouTube accounts where hundreds of thousands of views have been logged. She has become an internet sensation. 

Ellen Dengeres obviously thought so and invited Ms. Churman to appear on her show not too long ago. Through the interview you learn a few things about Ms. Churman and her family. You learn that the procedure cost $30,000 per ear and isn't covered by insurance. Ms. Churman and her husband couldn't afford such an expensive surgery, much less two of them, so her mother-in-law cashed in a small retirement savings so that they could borrow the money for the 1st surgery.

Ellen apparently learned this in advance of the interview and through a little magic of her own worked with Envoy Medical, provider of this new ocular implant, to provide the next implant free. Ellen and Envoy didn't stop there, they presented Ms. Churman and her family with a check for $30,000 to pay back Ms. Churman's mother-in-law.

Both videos are below. If one doesn't bring a little tear to your eye, then you need to go see a doctor yourself.

Meeting with Ellen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp4usWroDew

Her original video, with over 8 million views so far...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsOo3jzkhYA

CNN Tribute to Steve Jobs

Today Steve Jobs was buried. While the light of his life has been extinguished, the light of his spirit will live on for decades to come. He will be spoken of in much the same way as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. He was one of the truly great innovators of not just our time, but all time. Not only that he was one of the great showman too. P.T. Barnum would be proud of how Steve Jobs could captivate an audience; spinning his "reality distortion field" as he showed off "one more thing." He has died, but he has not left us. The video below was put together by CNN. It's a wonderful walk down the public life of Steve Jobs. Many great moments that iPod, iPhone and iPad owners might just remember with great fondness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4VkkRhsgI

If you haven't already seen this video,...

If you haven't already seen this video, take less than 5 minutes of your life - AND CHANGE IT FOR EVER. You will realize how truly massive the universe is and why I have loved astronomy since I was a child. Somehow I missed this video when it originally made the circuit back in 2009; but now I've found it I'm completely enthralled. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVjF_7ensg

Quick History of the Shuttle

Shuttle LaunchThis video, produced by the Telegraph, is an excellent quick history of the Space Shuttle, from the announcement of the program by Nixon to the announcement by Bush of the next phase of space travel and the end of the Shuttle Program. It includes the great moments and the sad ones. If, like me, you have grown up with the Shuttle it might just bring a little heaviness to your heart.